Education in mother tongue necessary, says Halambi

Primary school education, from class 1 to 6, should compulsorily be in the mother tongue, said Pundalik Halambi, president of the Kannada Sahitya Parishat.

He spoke at a programme in the town where the new president and vice-president of the taluk unit of the Parishat took charge on Friday.

“The Centre and the State governments have failed to plan clearly language education in the State,” said Halambi, who was also honoured during the programme.

Protect language

“The Parishat is not a political or religious organisation. But Kannada needs to be protected and reared with concern just like other states give prominence to their respective languages,” he said and expressed concern that the Border Development Authority in Karnataka is hardly performing its duties to develop the language.

S V Ashwathhanarayana Reddy, former legislator, who spoke on the occasion, said most taluks in Chikkaballapur district border Andhra Pradesh.

“Development of Kannada language in the area should get special attention as the residents here are facing problems on all fronts- land, water and language,” he added.

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